'Huge impact' for PFIs of Supreme Court decision

A recent Supreme Court ruling could make it far easier for authorities to claim costs from service providers for failing to comply with a PFI contract's written terms.

The ruling by the Supreme Court earlier this month in the Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited case means that, in contracts where there is a 'no oral variations' clause, any amendment to a PFI contract in future will have to be made in writing.

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